Justin Cerasoli was born and raised in Chicago Illinois and prepped at West Aurora high school where he became a high school basketball All American and played in the Roundball Classic All-Star game at the United Center with other future NBA players. After high school, Justin attended Seton Hall University on a full basketball scholarship. Justin later graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and a minor in Criminal Justice. After college, Justin played basketball in Italy for a year before finding a passion for coaching. His first coaching job was an assistant coach at Prosser Vocational high school where he coached for two years. Along with coaching Justin also trained other high major high school and college basketball players. Justin also coached with the nationally known Mac Irvin Fire AAU team out of Chicago for two years before joining Coach Levinson and the Southern Arkansas University Tech staff as an assistant men’s basketball coach.